Rebel Win Positions Keeneland Sale Alum Hoppertunity Among Top Kentucky Derby Contenders

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LEXINGTON, KY (March 17, 2014) – Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduate Hoppertunity vaulted into second place among point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) leaderboard with a gusty win in Saturday’s Rebel (G2) at Oaklawn.




HOPPERTUNITY, 3YO colt by Any Given Saturday – Refugee ($300,000, 2012 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Betz Thoroughbreds, agent; Buyer- Bob Baffert, agent) Won Rebel S. (G2) on 3/15 at Oaklawn (career 4-2-0-0, $410,720) O- Karl Watson, Mike Pegram & Paul Weitman; B- Betz/DJ Stable/Kidder/J. Betz/Robenait (KY); T- Bob Baffert

LIDERIS, 4YO colt by Mizzen Mast – Block ($36,000, 2011 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Over the Moon Stables) Won Gran Premio Asociacion Latinoamericana de Jockey Clubes E Hipodromos (G1) on 3/15 at Hipodromo de Monterrico (PERU) (career 19-4-2-4) O- O P Stables; B- Claiborne Farm & Adele Dilschneider (KY); T- Rafael Romulo Herrera

GRAND CONTENDER, 6YO gelding by Strong Contender – My Twilight Dancer ($19,000 RNA, 2008 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; $7,000 RNA, 2009 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent) Won$75,000 Borgata S. on 3/15 at Delta Downs (career 20-6-3-4, $305,860) O- Maggi Moss; B- Epona Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Tom Amoss

GANTRY, 7YO gelding by Pulpit – Rhum ($140,000, 2008 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Taylor Made Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Black Swan Stable) Won $58,800 Colonel Power S. on 3/15 at Fair Grounds (career 23-10-6-3, $816,245) O- Brittlyn Stable; B- DJ Stable (KY); T- Ron Faucheux

DRESS THE PART, 5YO mare by Malibu Moon – Erhu ($700,000, 2010 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Elm Tree Farm, agent; Buyer- Glen Hill Farm) Won $50,000 Wayward Lass S. on 3/15 at Tampa Bay Downs (career 10-4-0-1, $95,690) O- Glen Hill Farm; B- Elm Tree Farm & Popatop (KY); T- Tom Proctor



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